Lake Taupo: the great lake

The biggest lake in Australasia announced its arrival with a bang.


If fishing’s not your thing, there’s plenty to do besides in the vicinity. © Roy Emerson
Motutere Bay Holiday Park

Motutere Bay Holiday Park provides a central base to enjoy all there is to do in the Taupo region, whilst being the only place you can put your carava . . . More . . . 

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Huka Falls tracks

Take a scenic walk along the banks of the Waikato River, or explore the many lookout points at Huka Falls, one of the most visited natural attractions in New Zealand.  Read the story . . . 

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Great Lake Taupo Holiday Park

Welcome to our holiday park ..... book with us and stay in five acres of landscaped grounds surrounded by farmland. We are only three kilometres from  . . . More . . . 

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Lake Taupo: the great lake

The biggest lake in Australasia announced its arrival with a bang. Taupo is actually the drowned caldera of a super volcano, the eruption of which, in the first century AD, caused meteorological effects that were noted by sky-gazers as far afield as Rome and China. Read the story . . . 

Millennium Hotel and Resort Manuels, Taupo

Lakefront. Studio, queen, deluxe king & executive spa bath suites. Award-winning restaurant, brasserie. 3 function venues. Tennis.  . . . More . . . 

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Orakei Korako: thermal wonderland

There are still reminders scattered about the Taupo district of the subterranean forces that produced its mighty, first-century eruption and subsequent lake. Read the story . . . 

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Waitahanui Lodge

Whether your'e a fisherman, thrill seeker or just need to relax this is the spot for you Steeped in history, the first lodge was built in 1932 as a fi . . . More . . . 

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Acapulco Motor Inn

*Locality: Adjacent to Lakefront*. 200m to shopping centre, 1km to post office. 20 spacious ground-floor units; studio double/twin, spa bath double/tw . . . More . . . 

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Lake Taupo: how did we get so lucky?

It really is all about Lake Taupo in this part of the world, where the water’s mood governs the feel of the day: sunny and sparkling, or grey and intense.  Read the story . . . 

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Wairakei Resort Taupo

Everything we do at Wairakei Resort Taupo we believe in providing visitors with a one-of-a-kind geothermal experience. We believe in providing visito . . . More . . . 

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Loved by the locals: South Waikato

Sample cheese from Putaruru or honey from Tirau, or explore Tokoroa's story through its talking poles . . .  Read the story . . . 

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Adelphi Motel

Adelphi Motel is a tidy motel located in a central area only 5 minutes walk to Taupo town centre, restaurants, shops and scenic lakefront. 10 fully se . . . More . . . 

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ASURE Chelmswood Motel Taupo

Overlooking the "Great Lake", Asure Chelmswood Motel is located just 3 minutes from the centre of Taupo with its numerous restaurants and cafes. Asure . . . More . . . 

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Chevron Motel

Central location, close to the lake, 1 block to town centre, cafés, bars and restaurants, cinema. 14 spacious 1 and 2-bedroom units (7 ground floor, s . . . More . . . 

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Sacred Waters

SACRED WATERS is ABSOLUTE lake edge. 21 spacious luxury 2 and 3-bedroom apartments with individual thermal pools. Lift access. 21m heated pool. Secure . . . More . . . 

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